Our Young Farmers’ Club is based in the Weald of Kent. We meet twice a month, usually within a few miles of Marden.
A Young Farmers’ Club is a group of young people aged 10 to 26 who are interested in farming, agriculture and livestock. Most of our members are aged 12-18, but we welcome older members too.
We take part in competitions like the Kent YFC Winter Competitions Day and regularly visit local farms. The best events however are the fun social ones, like pumpkin carving, and rounders.
Weald of Kent YFC was formed in April 2016, and formally inaugurated on November 18th 2016. It was a “probationary club” til January 2018, but is now a fully fledged affiliated club. (That means we are doing it right!)
Weald of Kent YFC is a “charity exempted from the requirement to register”. This means our income is not high enough for us to register with the Charity Commission, but we are bound by the rules of running a charity. Because we are not registered, we don’t have a charity number. We have a community bank account with NatWest in our own name. The trustees are C Eckley, S Nesfield and A Scott. Please enquire if you would like to see our accounts.
The club follows a number of NFYFC Policies on Child Protection, Bullying, Health & Safety, etc. More Information for Parents here.
The club is supported by the Rural Youth Trust, the National Farmers’ Union, Weald of Kent Branch, the Kent County Agricultural Society, and the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match Association. Local businesses also support the club, Kingcott Dairy and Pure Kent. We sometimes meet at Marden Cricket & Hockey Club.